October 6th, 2021 · 55 minutes
"Squid Game's" viral success makes us consider Netflix's international programming strategy and the difference between a hit and a franchise. And no conversation about "Squid Game" is complete without a conversation about "Law & Order," right? So Julia and Jason discuss the value of TV franchises and how their owners balance the desire to grow streaming revenue with the linear TV networks that pay the bills.
Also: "Venom" proves the movies are back (at least for the Marvel adjacent), "Many Saints of Newark" proves that not everything is a franchise, and Julia makes a list of the best streaming services for scary movies.